Frequently Asked Questions

December 22, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

We've been meeting with people and talking about our vision for Blue Vista enough now to identify certain questions that keep popping up.  In no particular order, here are some of them and their answers!

How far out of town are you?

We’re about a 30 minute drive from most places in town.  For comparison, our main competitors are about a 20 minute drive from the Hilton Garden Inn.

Are your facilities handicap accessible?

Yes! Each building has handicap accessible restrooms, we have 1 handicap accessible lodging room, and all areas of the property are accessible on our golf carts.

What happens if you’re not finished by my wedding date?

Construction is inherently uncertain, so we’re taking several steps to address this:

  1. We are being realistic about construction timelines and building in some cushion time to account for unforeseen delays
  2. We are focusing on the assembly areas that up to 300 people will see before the lodging areas.
  3. For bookings on May 19 and 26 and June 2, 2018, we are offering half our normal rates for wedding packages. While all our packages usually include lodging, it is not guaranteed with this rate (see #2 above), however it will be included at no additional charge if finished before your event.

Do you allow alcohol?  What are the rules?

We do allow alcohol.  We do not have a liquor license and cannot be involved in procuring or serving alcohol.  See our Event Resources page for some suggested vendors.  If you want to bring your own, you may do so only if there is no money exchanged, not even tips for bartenders.

How many people can you accommodate?

The Cedar Pavilion can accommodate a wedding reception up to 300 guests (for a seated dinner, including space for a dance floor).  The Stone Lodge can hold up to 72.

Do your buildings have air conditioning/heat?

Yes!

Is there a place for a ceremony also?

Is there ever!  Check out our Rose Quarry large outdoor area.  This space can fit 2000 people in theatre-style seating and has electrical connections for speakers.  And it’s not just for the ceremony – this area can accommodate an outdoor tent wedding of 1,500+!  (some additional facilities required, come talk to us if you’re interested in a really big event like this)

What’s your weather contingency plan?

For a standard wedding in either building, the buildings are large enough to have the ceremony in the reception area and then set up tables during a “cocktail” time period.

Do you have a list of preferred/required caterers?

We have a list of caterers who have agreed to our terms and conditions to work at our facility, though we are open to adding others who would also meet our requirements.  We do require that the caterer is chosen from this list.

Do you have a list of preferred vendors other than caterers?

We have some recommended vendors in a variety of areas, but you are welcome to use whomever you’d like.

What’s provided?

See our main Weddings page for a list of what’s provided with every wedding.

Do you have a recycling policy?

We do!  We require that any disposable plates/cups/utensils be chosen off a list of eco-friendly options.  Waste receptacles have a recycling partition whenever possible.

Is premarital counseling/therapy/education really required?

We believe we are the only secular wedding venue in the country that requires premarital counseling, and it’s for your benefit!  See the top of our Weddings page for more on why we do this.

 

If there's something else you've been wondering, please contact us and we'll chat!




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